book review, Booklists, Something To Do

Summer Reading – Great Middle Reader Books to Add to Your Summer Shelf

Greetings!  It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school has ended and the concerns of “summer reading slide” have started. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the issue of learning or reading… Read More Summer Reading – Great Middle Reader Books to Add to Your Summer Shelf

book review, Something To Do, Summer Reading Book Adventures

Taking a Komodo Dragon for a stroll with Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor

Imagine my delight when I saw that May is National Pet Month!  My eyes may have leaked a little too with happiness. Why? Because our family adores critters and (according to the last time I counted) we have 23 pets. In defense of myself…17 are fish. So that leaves a head count of one dog,… Read More Taking a Komodo Dragon for a stroll with Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor

Book Extensions, book review, Sissy Goes Tiny, Something To Do

A Diverse Picture Book about Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!

Many of us dream of downsizing and “living simple,” but one former paralegal has actively made that dream a reality. Living the tiny house lifestyle led to many positive connections, experiences, and adventures. And little did author B.A. Norrgard know, it would lead to a children’s book as well! The idea for a picture book… Read More A Diverse Picture Book about Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!

A Year in the Secret Garden, Something To Do

Weekend Links: Ways to Celebrate Screen-Free Week 2019!

Are you planning on celebrating Screen-Free Week 2019? The thought of being “screen-free” or “unplugged” may strike fear into the hearts of most kids (and adults), but taking the time to put down devices and live in the moment is an exceptionally healthy way to live. Over the years, we’ve watched the screen debate evolve as… Read More Weekend Links: Ways to Celebrate Screen-Free Week 2019!

Celebrations, Childhood Unplugged, Guest Posts

Use Screen-Free Week 2019 to Jump Into A Book!

Guest Post from Rinny Yourman-Outreach Coordinator for Screen-Free Week Screen-Free Week is coming up April 29-May 5 – and it’s the perfect opportunity for children to Jump Into a Book!   Screen-Free Week 2019 Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration hosted by the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, that encourages children, families, schools, and… Read More Use Screen-Free Week 2019 to Jump Into A Book!